CBD Tinctures are a highly potent product of hemp flowers made by steeping the herbal plant with a mix of grain alcohol and water. They are essentially the most direct form of consuming CBD in your day-to-day life.
Cannabis was discovered as early as the third millennium B.C. It has since been used for producing fiber, medicine, and more popularly for recreational purposes.
On the other hand, CBD only came forward in the 80s for its properties as a calming agent.
Many doubts are circling the product like - How are the two any different, and why one should trust a substance predominantly used for getting high?
Here we shall clear all your apprehensions and tell you how CBD tinctures are the remedy you have been waiting for.
What is covered?
- What is CBD?
- What is the hype all about?
- What are CBD Tinctures?
- Benefits and their effectiveness
- Is it safe?
- CBD Tincture vs. CBD Oil
- How to use?
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or its more popular acronym CBD is one of the hundreds of chemicals found in a cannabis plant. While THC i.e., Tetrahydrocannabinol, is widely known for its euphoric effect, CBD has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anxiety-relieving, and anti-seizure properties.
CBD doesn’t cause any psychoactive reactions, keeping you safe from any “high” effects. Moreover, CBD is said to be counterintuitive to these reactions and acts as a buffer from THC. Since it is not intoxicating, a chance of overdosing is wholly eliminated.
What is the hype all about?
Thanks to the recent implementation of the Agriculture Implementation Act of 2018 (aka Farm Bill), CBD is now legal in all states. Apart from the uses mentioned above, it has become a proven-treatment for seizures among children. CBD also helps to curb hyperactivity and ADHD to some extent. Given how easily it can be administered, CBD is now an integral part of the country's remedial system.
What are CBD Tinctures?
- Process of Manufacture
Tinctures are produced by using ethanol to steep cannabis flowers. This process causes the active compounds to infuse into the mixture, which is then boiled off to a high-concentrate liquid. In most consumer markets, coconut, peppermint, orange, vanilla, rosemary, or lavender carrier oils are blended with the final product. It leads to improved taste and bioavailability.
- Types of Tinctures
There are two types of tinctures available in the market. Full-spectrum CBD tinctures that contain a high-percent of CBD with undetectable THC and Isolates comprising of only CBD sans other cannabinoids. The latter are usually made using raw extracts, getting rid of all the other chemicals.
- Peak Potency
CBD is sold in many forms, including edibles, oils, topicals, tinctures, capsules, salves, and cosmetic products. Tinctures, however, sport the highest concentration of cannabidiol among the whole array. Due to carrier oils and peak bioavailability, CBD gets easily absorbed into the skin.
Benefits and their effectiveness
- Arthritis Treatment
CBD helps in treating muscle pulls and inflammation. It is widely used for conditions such as arthritis, helping deliver instant and long-lasting relief.
- Reduces Multiple Sclerosis Spasms
In a case of multiple sclerosis, your entire auto-immune system is affected, along with the brain and nerves. Spasms are a natural symptom of this disease. Continual use of CBD tinctures reduces the overall level and helps control these symptoms.
- Chronic Pain
CBD has been known to control general chronic pain in adults. In recent studies, a constant dosage resulted in increased tolerance and systematic recovery.
- Helps with Anxiety and Depression
CBD has a calming property that soothes your senses and relieves you of any undue stress. A planned tincture dosage acts on the brain receptors for serotonin to regulate mood and behavior.
- Treats Insomnia
Aiding the release of melatonin, CBD tinctures not only help you fall asleep sooner but also stay asleep longer. It essentially allows you to fully rest, keeping you energized and ready for the next day.
- Sexual Wellness
Acting as an aphrodisiac, CBD tinctures can boost your sex drive. They also help with stress, postmenopausal conditions, and erectile dysfunction in the long run.
Is it safe?
The most common question that arises now is – Are CBD tinctures safe?
- Pure cannabidiol is exceptionally safe. Nevertheless, you do need to watch out for impurities like propylene glycol, dextromethorphan, and 5F-ADB.
- Some mild side effects include dry mouth, diarrhea, dizziness, and low blood pressure.
- Depending upon your allergies and anatomy, choosing the tincture with the right carrier oil goes a long way.
- At Daisy Essentials, we use universally safe oils like coconut and hempseed that add to the benefits of your CBD tincture.
CBD Tincture vs. CBD Oil
As discussed, CBD is delivered in various forms to suit your taste, lifestyle, and needs. One of the most prominent product is CBD oil. What separates the two is a little more than just the form –
- To make CBD oil, the cannabis plant is soaked in a carrier oil, which extracts the active compounds.
- Alcohol extraction makes the tinctures more readily absorbent and extends their shelf life considerably.
- Tinctures are tangibly more potent than oils and hence, deliver significant results.
- Usually added to edibles or cocktails, CBD tinctures work great as a solvent. Oils are typically applied on the skin directly.
How to Use?
There are endless ways to use your CBD tincture, below are the most prominent ones –
- Below the Tongue
A few drops underneath your tongue allows easy absorption into the bloodstream for immediate effect.
- As a Solvent
To reduce the potency during consumption, it is common to add the tincture to your tea, coffee, or cocktails.
- On the Skin
The topical use of tinctures helps in pain release. Another effective way is to use creams such as Naysa Ultra Moisturizing Body Butter with 20mg CBD that get absorbed in the skin immediately.
CBD Tinctures can either be homemade or bought commercially, making them easily accessible. With maximum potency and no risk of overdosage, they essentially are your best bet to enjoy the entire spectrum of CBD benefits.
Reach out to us today at Daisy Essentials to find the right CBD for your remedy.